Burmese astronomical-astrological manuscript,
Accordion-style paper manuscript.
Southern Asian Section,
Asian Division (96)
The Library of Congress
This manuscript of the mid-nineteenth century, possibly of Sgau Karen origin (the Karen are a minority people in the mountainous parts of Burma), shows various appearances in the sun, the moon, clouds, etc., and indicates the primarily bad omens these appearances foretell. Explanations in English were added to this manuscript by a nineteenth-century American missionary.